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New York City building inspector charged in bribery scheme

February 12, 2021

According to the complaint, on July 31, Ginestri re-inspected a construction site in Flushing, New York, after a stop work order was issued for safety violations earlier in the month. During a conversation with two members of the construction team there, Ginestri showed them a piece of paper with a handwritten question asking whether work had continued.

After some prompting, the individuals told Ginestri that work had continued. He told them not to worry and that they could “reach an agreement,” according to court documents.

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